Pittsburgh Anesthesia Error Attorney
While anesthesia is a critical advance in modern medicine, it can also cause serious complications if not administered properly. Patients can suffer heart attacks, strokes, comas or even death. At Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our attorneys are experienced in the investigation and pursuit of claims involving anesthetic negligence and serious injury to patients.
Injuries Caused by Anesthetic Error
Anesthesiologists are responsible for making sure that dosages are correct given patients’ weight, age and medical history. Their primary objective is to ensure that the patient is not awake or too sedated to lose organ function. When an anesthesiologist makes an error, the consequences can be catastrophic. To prevent injury, the doctor must properly intubate and monitor the patient throughout surgery. They must also communicate with other nurses and doctors to prevent complications. Our firm will thoroughly investigate your case and work with experts to determine if negligence was a cause of injury or death.
Our Pittsburgh anesthesia error lawyers are experienced with claims involving:
- Failure to review medical history
- Interactions with other drugs
- Allergic reactions
- Birth defects
- Leaving patients awake and able to hear or experience pain
- Heart attack or stroke
- Wrongful death
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
Pursuing a Legal Claim for Anesthetic Negligence
Even if injury or death occurred during surgery, not all anesthesia complications are the result of medical negligence. Establishing that a doctor deviated from standard practices can be complicated and requires the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Our firm will provide a free consultation, risk-free, and takes all cases on a contingency basis. This means that if we do not succeed in a settlement or verdict, you do not pay a fee. We focus on recovery for victims and helping them move forward after injury or the death of a loved one.